Bake these lovely pecan nut shortbread in less than an hour. They are delicious! Do not replace the butter with margarine.

pecan shortbread

Pecan Nut Shortbread

This delicious recipe is so easy and quick to bake.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Biscuits
Cuisine South African
Servings 30 pcs
Calories 750 kcal


  • 1 cup corn flour may be replaced with flour
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar may be replaced with sugar
  • 500 grams butter not to be replaced with margarine
  • ¼ cup pecan nuts chopped


  • Put butter outside fridge for a few hours to soften.
  • Set oven on 200°C.
  • Knead all ingredients together. Add nuts last.
  • Press dough down in a flat oven pan.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool down slightly before cutting into fingers. Remove from pan when cold.


Calories: 750kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 7gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1594IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 3mg
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